Where were you born?
I was born in Milan, Italy.
Why do you like to work at Mancini?
I enjoy the range of projects we get to work on at Mancini. I believe that having a variety of job types averts burn-out and keeps architects sharp.
Where is your favorite travel destination?
I travel every year to Italy with my wife to visit her family. We try to explore at least one new place while we are there. I enjoy quiet walks while visiting local shops and eateries. It’s the easiest way to take in the area’s authentic culture.
What’s something you’d still love to learn?
I often find myself falling down a rabbit hole when watching history or how-to videos online. For example, I recently watched two videos about the history of all the world’s major trade routes and the entire process of a giant ship shaft being forged and machined. There is something about well-produced videos on random topics I know nothing about that captures my interest time after time.
What do you hope to see in the future in the world of architecture and design?
With the emergence and integration of technology such as BIM, real-time realistic renderings, and VR, I hope to see the client being involved in the design process in a way more productive way. The design intent and actions taken by the professional will be more definitive, leading to less time wasted.